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places to eat in long island city?

taking a driving trip and would like to stop for lunch in long island city, any recs?

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  1. John Brown Smokehouse. Amazing Burnt Ends and Pork Belly.

    http://www.johnbrownsmokehouse.org/

    1. Tournesol

      French Bistro. Delicious! My neighbor is from France and it's her go-to french place.

      tournesolnyc.com

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        1. re: Tabetaina

          just went to cafe henri for the first time this morning. I had many negative moments, but then the food came and it was hard not to like it. I'm going to go back for lunch or dinner.

          How would you compare them vs Tournesol?

          I did like Tournesol, and would probably prefer it - only because it seemed like it has more soul.

          1. re: Jeffsayyes

            I definitely prefer Tournesol to Cafe Henri.

              1. re: Jeffsayyes

                I prefer Tournesol as well, the quality of the ingredients are better, the preparation is more skillful and authentic, overall just better in every way.

      1. LIC Market - it's a different part of LIC, and it might be my favorite restaurant in Queens.

        1. Bread Box - truly great salads. Huge sometimes creative and delicious. I've also had the chicken skewers with humus which was excellent. But get ready for this - PARKING! Nice place to sit indoors and out. Can't believe it's been there almost 3 years, I drove by recently and assumed it had just opened. Not usually a stretch to go down when looking for a spot to eat.

          Highly recommended

          http://breadboxcafelic.com/

          1. http://www.johnbrownseriousbbq.com

            That is the correct URL for the smokehouse. This is a good list.
            I am heading into LIC this weekend. Any classic NY style pizza? No brick oven, no fancy ingredients. Just cheese and grease.

            Thanks!

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            1. re: sekelmaan

              there's San Remo Pizza, which I haven't been to but it seems really dinghy. it's a really cool spot actually, but no ones ever there. never had the pizza.

              bella via is the fancy stuff. there's also Juniors which has bar pizza. Only slice joint is san remo though.... good luck.